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Oct 3, 2018

Now Arriving: Airport Restaurant Month’s Seasonal Culinary Experience

BETHESDA, Md. (October 3, 2018) – Attention traveling foodies! Book your ticket and head to the airport to savor Airport Restaurant Month’s new seasonally-focused menus full of bold and original flavors. This October, more than 50 restaurants across dozens of North American airports are participating in this exclusive culinary event by global restaurateur HMSHost.

Airport Restaurant Month is a unique take on the popular street-side restaurant week concept, but customized for travelers, bringing an unmatched and uncommon culinary experience into the airport. This month, HMSHost’s award-winning culinary team created a single-plated fall inspired menu designed specifically with a traveler’s need for speed of service in mind.

While menus may vary by restaurant, a sample of Airport Restaurant Month dishes include:
Roasted Chicken Breast with basil pesto and sage chicken jus, roasted mushrooms, asparagus, and butternut squash puree
Grilled Pesto Shrimp Wrap with baby kale, roasted mushrooms, butternut squash puree, peppers, and asparagus
Vegetarian Flatbread topped with basil pesto, goat cheese, butternut squash puree, tomato compote and, sunflower seeds
Seared Salmon topped with basil pesto and a butternut squash puree
Better Than Bacon Burger topped with fontina cheese and bacon tomato compote

Each of the above is served with roasted mushrooms and asparagus, crispy smashed potatoes tossed with baby kale, along with a serving of fresh fruit.

“Airport Restaurant Month delivers a distinctive dining experience, taking travelers on a culinary trip of flavors before they even take off,” said HMSHost Vice President of Marketing Atousa Ghoreichi. “This month, our chefs were inspired by autumn ingredients that resulted in a creative menu that is sure to add comfort to your travel journey.”

While feasting on these savory dishes, HMSHost’s sommeliers have expertly matched suggested wines with each dish as a fun, creative way to enhance the dining experience. The wine pairing suggestions balance the flavor characteristics of each dish with the flavor profile of each wine creating the perfect pairing.

Exclusively at U.S. airport restaurants, travelers can also enjoy the Airport Restaurant Month cocktail – Temptation which features Templeton Rye whiskey, a touch of Malbec, along with maple syrup, fresh lemon and grape.

HMSHost is a leader in worldwide travel venue dining, infusing innovation and culinary expertise into everything the company does. As a proud supporter of the James Beard Foundation for culinary excellence, HMSHost brings its unique, creative, and award-winning dishes to airports across the country in celebration of HMSHost Airport Restaurant Month.

Flying this month and want to enjoy the culinary flavors of the season? Visit for a full list of participating locations.

#AirportRestaurantMonth is just around the corner!! Starting Monday, come enjoy the perks of a streetside 'restaurant week' at the airport ALL MONTH including tasting menus designed by our culinary team with the traveler in mind. Participating locations

— HMSHost (@HMSHost) September 28, 2018

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates locations all over North America, and is part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. Visit for more information.